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Animal Farm

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My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen! ​Distinguished members of the audience! Tonight, here, before your very eyes, we’re going to see the very best you the show of beasts! The elephant juggler! The seals! Dolphins in synchronized swimming! Since the ancient times animal exploitation is channeled into human recreation. Fights between dogs or roosters, bullfights, or…

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Khao San Road : The most famous tourist trap in Bangkok

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The poor quality of the air, reaching its worst levels in the last years, already contagious the pores and lungs. The most careful wore surgical masks, in an attempt, which does not seem very effective, to ease the risks to health. Small government-run aircrafts flew over the city, pouring chemicals into the air, to generate…

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Koh Samet

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Bangkok suffocated me, consumed me, took my strength. I needed to get away from this polluted atmosphere of automobiles and concrete, but for just one weekend, the destination could not be far. Koh Samet appeared as the ideal. An island 200 km from the capital, with its clear and warm waters. After work on Friday…

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Communist Flowers

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The adventure in Thailand just came to its half, and with it the need for a visa extension. After 3 months of good food, hot weather and smiles, I had 2 possibilities: Go to the immigration department, wait around 6 to 7 hours, pay 2,000 baht (around 65 dollars), and get the precious stamp; Cross…

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Réveillon in Kanchanaburi

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Year-end parties coming up, time to gather family and friends, eat a lot, write texts with reflections and a promise of improvement in the future. Fleeing somewhat of the conventional, and tired of the hordes of foreign tourists, I decided to leave Bangkok to toast the entry of the year 2018. Since I was planning…

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Cultural Shock

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Cultural shock. Two words. A complicated concept. Shock: violent encounter, with impact or abrupt concussion, between two bodies; a collision. Culture: a set of artistic, social, linguistic and behavioral manifestations of people or civilization Putting together the two words we have a conflict of values, customs and beliefs. What you consider normal and routine, can…

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The Great Wall of Tonsai

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Finally time to enjoy the crystal clear waters and natural Thai beauties. Bangkok is a city that offers many options, but the chaotic transit and excessive pollution, makes an exit to the coast necessary. With Christmas (which is not celebrated here, because of its Buddhist majority) came the perfect opportunity. At a good price, it…

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Thailand, the land of smiles

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Thailand, the land of smiles! A poster with this phrase already alerted me to this fact in some hostel in the past. For the second consecutive year I was going to get rid of the harsh German winter and I could not be happier about it. The arrival in Bangkok was peaceful, although it lasted…

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Persian Identity

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The traditional city of Kashan looks immersed in your locality. The use of materials and resources of the environment itself makes the city interesting. Its natural beautiful is due to the contrast between the extent Central Desert of Iran and an oasis landscape. At the first sight, or I would say at the first brick,…

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The Ultimate Revenge

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Today I propose the ultimate revenge! It does not sound polite, neither respectful, but who cares? Have you ever been surrounded by Chinese when traveling? You just found the best frame for your picture, and the same time you shoot the camera a horde of them appear all of a sudden in front of it….

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